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The Golden Mask 5+ detector – my first impressions (a review of the new product for 2017!)

Have you heard about the new metal detector Golden Mask 5+? This Improved model carries the best of the Golden Mask 5, but with some key changes. I was naturally interested to see what this detector is, after all, the Bulgarian manufacturer have promised to increase depth by as much as 50% for small and medium-sized targets, which is a pretty serious statement! In the end, I ordered a Golden...

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New technology from Fisher/Teknetics coming this year?

  Recently, in Germany there was a major exhibition, IWA 2017. This is a huge exhibition of weapons, optics, gear and different Hobbies in the fresh air, mostly active, so metal detector manufacturers were also there. I was trying to find information on the results of the exhibition and i found some about the Fisher/Teknetics. As far as I know, Fisher/Teknetics constantly participates at this exhibition and traditionally announces new products or...

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The Reward (Diggers Story)

We have received an interesting story about a metal detecting trip, which was sent to us by the fellow detectorist Sergey, Enjoy! I Woke up early one morning and something told me that it would be a good day! And it is because of this feeling, I gathered all my things (to detect) and folded them into the car. I went to the place where there previously had been a...

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German helmets (Identifying Finds, Photos+)

One of the best ww2 finds is unquestionably the German helmet. Of course, depending on the decals and its condition. The sample in the photo above is indisputable from the category of amazing ones only because of the SS decal on the right side. Expert on this subject can argue long about the inexhaustible number of variants, decals, etc., taking up another heap and samples during the First World War. However, in...

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Improvised WW2 Mortar Hand Grenades (Identifying Finds, Photos+)

At Leningrad, and in many other parts of the North-West direction of the former Soviet-German front on the battlefield, a lot of different hand grenades can be found, which were made from the shells of ammunition for 50 mm Soviet mortars. It seems like the Red army forces in the besieged Leningrad were forced to use this kind of innovations, due to lack of hand grenades in the units defending the...

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Why choose Garrett Z-Lynk?

We got hold of the Garrett Z-Lynk for 129 EUR in February 2017. How is this different from a set of cheap Chinese devices, you may ask? Well here is the answer! 1. The manufacturer assures us that the transmission rate is very high and there is no delay. Rather, it is little, it is equal to 17 milliseconds – that’s 0,017 seconds! This is six times faster than Bluetooth. 2. This...

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How to identify the year on old Russian coins! (Photos +)

When i once found a coin from time of Emperor Peter I, I was a bit puzzled. I was unable to find even a year on the coin after I washed it thoroughly. I could not spot any familiar markings that indicated the year. The fact is that Russian coins up to 1722 had the year written in the old Cyrillic alphabet. Moreover, it was a matter of course for other...

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German “Feldflasche 1931” (Identifying Finds, Photos+)

When detecting WW2 artifacts, one of the most frequent findings beside bullets can be German field flasks. And now we will discuss the most common German canteens that you will find from World War II. Of the many canteens which can occur when detecting a ww2 battlefield is the early-war model. This model, the 1931 German “Feldflasche 1931”, was used in all parts of the war, from the beginning to the end in May...

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New products from Teknetics — AmeriTEK (only for USA market)

Teknetics made a small teaser on their Facebook page — if you haven’t yet done it, it’s time to subscribe. Here you can find the Teknetics’ Facebook page. There, by the way, you can win a new detector if you already have a Teknetics. You will just need to send them a photo of your find (can be anonymous from the rest). Have you read the news about the drop in...

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Reviewing the Fisher F22! (Tips, Photos+)

The metal detector Fisher F22 is a welcome detector released in 2015. This detector is easy to use for both beginners & experts. Because the F22 has no complicated settings and adjustments, it is a simple, functional, quality and affordable metal detector. Of course, the Chinese metal detectors have some quality to them too, but the American detectors have a long history and has rightfully earned the trust of hundreds...